Sir Alex Ferguson admits he faces a quandary over whether to play David de Gea in goal against Chelsea
Sir Alex Ferguson admitted yesterday that David de Gea was struggling to meet the intense demands of playing in goal for Manchester United as he considered whether to recall the young Spaniard for tomorrow’s crucial match at Chelsea.
While De Gea is likely to return for the confrontation at Stamford Bridge, Ferguson faces a selection quandary after the 21 year-old was heavily criticised for conceding the first goal in last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Liverpool. Third-choice goalkeeper Ben Amos, by contrast, was a revelation during the subsequent 2-0 Premier League victory over Stoke.
“He has found it difficult coming into the English game,” Ferguson said of De Gea. “The first goal at Liverpool was a case in point. He was crowded out. Our own players created a problem — they didn’t give him any room to manoeuvre. He would never have experienced that in Spain, so it was difficult for him.